Local updates

The coronavirus pandemic has put a big hit on tourism, which is big business in Cattaraugus County and throughout Western New York.

A new study shows coronavirus is leading to an unprecedented number of scams — and New York state residents are the No. 3 most targeted in the nation.

ELLICOTTVILLE — Challenges brought about during the COVID-19 pandemic have forced most businesses to “think outside the box” to come up with creative ways to keep their customers coming back.

Cattaraugus County logged four new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday — all four in the southeast part of the county — pushing the county’s total to 124.

U.S. Rep. Tom Reed said Tuesday he remained confident that a compromise coronavirus relief bill including his top three priorities is possible despite the $1 trillion Senate Republican proposal.

SALAMANCA — A free, social-distancing safe concert is set to take place next weekend in Jefferson Street Park

One new case of COVID-19 was reported Monday by the Cattaraugus County Health Department. That brings the total to 120 because there were two previously unreported cases from the weekend after county residents tested positive.

SALAMANCA — While the Seneca Resorts & Casinos have reopened to gaming under coronavirus protocols, live shows will be put off at least until October.

No new cases of coronavirus were reported in test results received Friday by the Cattaraugus County Health Department.

Two additional Cattaraugus County residents have tested positive for COVID-19, pushing the total to 117.

National Updates

Waterloo City Council member Jonathan Grieder is calling for a face mask mandate in Waterloo to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus.

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Sturgis residents will be able to apply for one of 550 COVID-19 tests starting Aug. 5.

WASHINGTON, D.C., USA — Rep. Louie Gohmert, who has refused to wear a mask, has tested positive for COVID-19, according to Politico.

COVID-19 has claimed a fourth life in Ashley County. 

The University of Arizona Foundation, like the rest of the university, has called some of its employees back to their offices after months working remotely. The move has brought some to worry about their health.

Gov. Parson announced he is allocating approximately $20 million for emergency relief grants to home and community based services (HCBS) providers impacted by COVID-19.

The petition adds to the growing list of Wisconsinites calling on Democratic Gov. Tony Evers to join the more than 30 states across the nation to implement a statewide mask order in efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19.

The petition adds to the growing list of Wisconsinites calling on Democratic Gov. Tony Evers to join the more than 30 states across the nation to implement a statewide mask order in efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19.

This week on the podcast, we hear from six of the activists behind the ongoing local protests against police violence and systemic racism.

More than half of COVID-19 cases in the past three weeks have hit those between 21 and 29.

The Santa Maria Public Library and its branches in Orcutt, Guadalupe, Los Alamos and Cuyama will offer new hours for curbside pickup of library materials beginning Saturday, the city announced Tuesday. 

After continued requests from the property owners to delay action, Hagerstown tabled a resolution annexing nearly five acres of land near Valley Mall.

A 47-year-old Berkeley County woman has died from COVID-19, making it the 11th coronavirus death in the county since the pandemic began, according to the state.

ALBANY, N.Y. - Another three states plus Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico were added to the tri-state quarantine list on Tuesday, bringing the total number of states to 34 as coronavirus cases continue to climb across the U.S. Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Illinois, Kentucky and Minnesota were added to the travel order, which was first issued in June as New York, New Jersey and Connecticut emerged ...

State and local officials are forming a task force to address the development of Burleigh and Morton counties into a coronavirus hot spot.

Marietta City Council voted Tuesday in a special session to enter into an agreement with Cobb County to receive more than $3 million in federal money to combat the coronavirus.

The Missoula Parks and Recreation department has posted guidelines for safe park visits.

The village of Wellington is divided over the decision the Lorain County Fair Board made to limit next month’s fair to an event that will only include the junior activities.

While the order allows for brick-and-mortar K-12 schools, community colleges and the University of Wyoming to reopen, it provides guidance on how that process must play out.

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(The Center Square) – Senate Republicans' latest COVID-19 stimulus package proposes another round of direct payments to Americans and more enhanced federal unemployment benefits for workers who lose their jobs during coronavirus restrictions.